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Amazon Synod 2019

Pope Francis speaks at the opening of the Amazon synod Oct. 7, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Holy Spirit is 'main actor' of Amazon synod, pope says in opening remarks

Oct 7, 2019

In his opening remarks for the Amazon synod Monday, Pope Francis said the assembly’s working document is meant to be “destroyed” as the starting point of the work of the Holy Spirit, who he prays will guide the synodal process.

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In Rome, Outside Voices Offer Contrasting Opposition to Amazon Synod

Oct 4, 2019

This week, two groups who say their voices are not often heard by Church leaders held events to speak out against aspects of the Amazon synod with which they disagree, with both groups offering dramatic assessments about the meaning and significance of the synod of bishops.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on April 7, 2012. Credit: Vatican Media.

Concerns about Married Priests Expressed Ahead of Amazon Synod

Sep 28, 2019

Just days before the Amazon synod of bishops is to convene in Rome, a symposium of students of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI published a statement of concern regarding the possibility of married priests, a controversial topic of discussion at the upcoming synod.